RegiStar Revision History
Since it was released in May
2000, RegiStar has undergone several revisions and improvements.
The current version is 1.0.7. Below is a list of the key
new features added in each release.
Version 1.0.7 (released April
- The ability to process several
images as a batch. An entire directory of images can now be registered
using just one Register command. Also, several images can be
processed at a time using the expanded Calibrate and Crop/Pad
- The ability to specify the dimensions
of registered images directly in the Register command, instead
of through a separate Crop/Pad command.
- A simpler, more direct licensing
system. RegiStar now automatically obtains License Keys by connecting
directly to the Auriga Imaging website. Also, if a change to
a computer's configuration causes it to require a new License
Key, the new key is automatically generated.
- Better support for multiple-user
operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows 2000. All users
can run RegiStar after it has been installed by a user who has
administrator privileges, with individual users retaining customized
Version 1.0.6 (released April
- An enhanced Combine command,
with new Median/Mean, Sum, Difference, and Absolute Difference
options. In addition, images can now be assigned "weights"
in any Combine operation.
- A Close All item in the File
menu, to quickly close all open images.
Version 1.0.5 (released November
- A change to the star-detection
algorithm so that stars in star maps are better detected, thus
improving RegiStar's ability to register stellar images to star
Version 1.0.4 (released October
- A "Noise reduction"
control in the Registration control dialog which may give improved
registration on very noisy images.
- Improvements to RegiStar's handling
of FITS files.
- Addressing of some issues relating
to the Windows 2000 operating system.
Version 1.0.3 (released May
- Support for FITS images.
- Refinements to the RegiStar
registration algorithm. RegiStar is now better able to register
images that have only a few stars.
- A new naming system for images
created by RegiStar, which makes it easier to see at a glance
how an image was created.
Version 1.0.2 (released October
- A new Median Combine option.
- Refinements to the image registration
algorithm RegiStar can now handle even greater levels
of noise and image distortion.
- More robust reading of TIFF
Version 1.0.1 (released May
- A new Difference view, in addition
to the existing Multiple images view.